Travel meme

Travel meme from , sorry, here:

You’ll need an atlas. This astrologer’s atlas is at least accurate on longitude and latitude; even Wikipedia is pretty useful.

What are the furthest points North, South, East and West you have visited?

Farthest north for me: Åre, Sweden: 63.40 degrees north
Farthest south: Jerusalem, 31.76 degrees north
Farthest east: Baku, Azerbaijan: 49.88 degrees east
Farthest west: San Francisco, California: 122.44 degrees west

These four points can be used to define a rectangle (well, in more-or-less spherical geometry they do) whose borders lie along the lines of latitude and longitude you have identified. What’s at the centre of this region? Have you been there? Where is the nearest place to the centre you have visited?

Centre of rectangle: 36.28 degrees west, 47.58 degrees north; it’s the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the nearest land apparently being the island of Corvo in the Azores. I’ve never been there, nor have I been to Corvo island; my centre spot is about equidistant from the far west of Ireland and New Brunswick, both of which I have been to.

Actually I suspect this meme is best suited to those who have spent their lives exclusively on one continent. And anyone who’s actually gone around the world, or been further west than they have east, can’t do it at all.

Still, it gave me the excuse for a nice picture:

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1 Response to Travel meme

  1. nwhyte says:

    Ah, of course. I was puzzled cos I thought you had an LJ id, so had ruled you out.

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